Women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness soon will have access to 27 second-stage transitional housing apartments in Campbell River.
Located at 1116 Dogwood St., Rose Harbour will be a four-storey, multi-unit building with programming and amenity space for tenants. The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society will deliver onsite support services and manage and operate the building when complete.
The B.C. government provided $6 million in construction financing and will provide an annual operational subsidy. The City of Campbell River donated the land valued at $431,072.
Ron Cantelon, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum -
"Our government is proud to partner with the City of Campbell River and the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society to help create new supportive housing options for vulnerable women."
"These new apartments will be a positive addition to this city. By housing those in need in a supportive environment, they can begin a path to a healthy and successful life."
Walter Jakeway, mayor, City of
"The City of Campbell River contributed the land for the development of this project so that women at risk of homelessness in our community will soon have a new, safe and supportive place to call home."
"I want to commend the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society's dedication to enriching the lives of our citizens in need, including the future residents of Rose Harbour."
Valery Puetz, executive director, Campbell River and North Island Transition Society -
"Our society believes that a safe, secure housing environment combined with support services can make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable women in this community. That is why we are absolutely thrilled to see the progress of construction for Rose Harbour well underway and we eagerly look forward towards the opening."
- Since 2001, the B.C. government has invested $3.2 billion to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals, seniors and families. This year, more than 97,000 B.C. households will benefit from provincial social housing programs and services.
- In 2010-11, the B.C. government invested over $3.4 million to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for 686 Campbell River households.
- Established in 1985, Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (CRNITIS) is a non-profit registered society providing service to women and children who are dealing with issues of abuse and violence.
- Since 1987, CRNITIS has operated the Ann Elmore Transition House, which provides a shelter for women and children. In 1997, services were expanded to include residential recovery from substance addiction and various projects and programs have been added.
To learn more about government programs and services to address homelessness, visit www.bchousing.org/Initiatives/Creating/PHI
To learn more about Campbell River and North Island Transition Society, visit www.annelmorehouse.ca
604 417-5791 (cell)